The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1005 Words Mar 13th, 2016 5 Pages
As Penn Jillette states, “The definition of a stupid thing is if you do everything right, you still get hurt. Fire-eating and love are stupid things.” Gatsby is so in love with Daisy that he will do anything for her, and ends up dying because of it. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an intense novel that takes place in New York during the 1920’s and focuses on the main character, Jay Gatsby’s infatuation with Daisy Buchanan. Mr. Gatsby gains all of his wealth and moves to the West Egg in hopes of attracting Mrs. Buchanan who is now married to Tom Buchanan. The title The Great Gatsby is more than appropriate because Gatsby is truly great. He is heroic in his actions and he also displays his romantic interest in Daisy throughout his five- year pursuit for her love. Gatsby like every human being has flaws, he is so enamored with Daisy that his actions become foolish and he loses his view on reality.
Gatsby is truly a great person, and the title of the book is perfect to describe him because he displays qualities of a respectful, understanding, and motivated man. One could see the pureness within Gatsby’s smile. As Nick Caraway says Gatsby “smiled understandingly- more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it” (Fitzgerald 48). Nick is aware that Gatsby is a very nice man who aspires to make everyone happy. Throughout his whole life has done everything for others. He establishes his social class for Daisy, throws…

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